WATCH OF THE YEAR 2020

Hereby we present you the already 11th edition of the CH24 Watch of the Year. 60 nominated watches enter to fight for the statuettes in 6 competition categories, from the on-the-budget watch to complications.

The year 2020 is quite an unusual one, and I don’t think we need to remind you why. Global coronavirus pandemic changed a lot in our lives and affected luxury good industry equally. Because we’re still in uncertain times, the entire watch-world calendar has been on its head, mostly canceled, also interfering with our plans and ideas. CH24 Watch of the Year kicks off a bit later than usual this year, and for obvious reasons we decided not to hold a final dinner gala in Warsaw. The grand evening will return next year, with a new concept and even bigger flair, but we are still keeping with tradition and award what’s been best in the watch industry past 12 months.

Zegarek Roku 2019
Zegarek Roku 2019

2020, without Baselworld (now permanently gone) and Watches & Wonders Geneve, has been visibly less fruitful in new pieces and spectacular debuts. Hard times called for drastic measures, modest approach and postponing of some major releases for the near future. This on one hand teases an interesting 2021, but on the other forces us to be happy with what we have for now, nit uninteresting by all means. 60 of them have been selected an nominated in the 2020 “WOTY” (“Watch of the Year”). Among timepieces included in categories: Classic Watch, Sports Watch, Ladies Watch, Complicated Watch, Innovation in Watchmaking and Watch Priced up to 10 000 PLN, you will find everything form a classic suit watches, sporty pieces with less and more complicated nature, designers gems for the ladies who appreciate fine craftsmanship, highest possible level of complications, innovative solutions and great watches, that will not ruin your budget.

Without further ado, here are the six CH24 Watch of the Year 2020 categories.

Classic watch:

Breguet – Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde
Bulgari – Octo Finissimo Automatic Steel
Cartier – Santos-Dumont XL Hand-Wind
De Bethune – DB28XP Starry Sky
Grand Seiko – 60th Anniversary Limited Edition SLGH002
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife
Kudoke 2 – Nocturne
Laurent Ferrier – Classic Origin Opaline
Patek Philippe – Calatrava 6007A
Schwarz Etienne – Roma Synergy by Kari Voutilainen

Zegarek Klasyczny
Classic Watch

Sports watch:

A. Lange & Söhne – Odysseus White Gold
Audemars Piguet – [Re]master01 Chronograph
Breitling – AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition
Czapek – Antartique Secret Alloy
Gerald Genta – Arena Bi-Retro
Greubel Forsey – Balancier S
H. Moser & Cie. – Streamliner Centre Seconds
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Omega – Speedmaster 321 „Ed White”
TAG Heuer – Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition

Zegarek sportowy
Sports Watch

Ladies watch:

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon
Breguet – Reine de Naples 8918 Émail Grand Feu
Bulgari – Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon
Cartier – Maillon de Cartier
Chanel – J12 X-Ray
Hermes – Heure H
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Reverso Red Wine
Piaget – Limelight Gala
Vacheron Constantin – Égérie Moon Phase
Van Cleef & Arpels – Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant

Zegarek damski
Ladies Watch

Complicated watch:

A. Lange & Söhne – Zeitwerk Minute Repeater White gold
Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked
Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronomètre FB 2RE
Greubel Forsey – Hand Made 1
H. Moser & Cie. / MB&F – Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Control Memovox Timer
Laurent Ferrier – Grand Sport Tourbillon
Omega – De Ville Tourbillon Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Patek Philippe – Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270J
Vacheron Constantin – Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton

Zegarek z komplikacjami
Complicated Watch

Innovation in watchmaking:

Bernhard Lederer – Central Impulse Chronometer
Bulgari – Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic
De Bethune – DB28 Steel Wheels Sapphire Tourbillon
F.P. Journe – Chronometre a Resonance
Girard-Perregaux – Quasar Light
Greubel ForseyGMT Sports
H. Moser & Cie. – Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic
Jacob & Co. – Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon
Piaget – Altiplano Ultimate Concept
Vacheron Constantin – Astronomical Striking Grand Complication

Innowacja w zegarmistrzostwie
Innovation in Watchmaking

Watch priced up to 10 000 PLN:

Baltic – Aquascaphe Bronze
Certina – DS PH200M “Blue”
Doxa – SUB 300 Caribbean
Kurono Tokyo – Automatic Greed Dial
LonginesHeritage Classic “Tuxedo”
Mido – Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 Limited Edition
Nomos – Club Campus 38 for Pride
Oris – Momotaro Divers 65
Seiko – Prospex SPB151 “Captain Willard”
Swatch – Sistem51 Petite Seconde

Zegarek do 10 000 PLN
Watch priced up to 10 000 PLN

According to the tradition one of the most prominent awards of WOTY is awarded by you – a CH24 readers. You can cast your vote at www.zegarekroku.pl/en/, for one of the 60 nominated timepieces. Select the one that stands out most in 2020 – one that you’d love to strap on your own wrist.

2020 WOTY will also present “Special Jury Prize” and a Grand Prix for the best watch of the year, according to the official jury. You will discover all the winners in November.

Our partners this year are Porsche and The Glenlivet, with media patronage by Elle Man and Men’s Health.

You can discover more about CH24 Watch of the Year 2020 on our official website HERE.